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tv   CBS Evening News With Katie Couric  CBS  March 24, 2010 6:53pm-7:00pm EDT

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or grand kids probably do. and he has message for them. a story with a moral as michelle miller tells us in tonight's "american spirit." ♪ one, two, hear the clock ticking... ♪ >> reporter: ask any wrestling enthusiast, m.v.p. is a w.w.e. superstar. an international celebty a seven-figure salary to boot. >> my signature move is to balling elbow. i'm a baller. big baller. big money life-style. >> reporter: that's today, just ten years ago, montel vontavius porter-- m.v.p.-- didn't have fans, he had guards and he was serving time behind bars. >> by 14, the graffiti crew turned into a gang and by 15 i was stealing cars. i was arrested for the first time for armed robbery. at 16 i was facing 11 life felonies. >> reporter: the teen born alvin
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burke was sentenced to 18 years for armed robbery and kidnapping. with good behavior he served nine years and learned a valuable lesson. >> crime does pay. it pays well. but what they don't tell you is that you have to pay it all back with interest. >> reporter: so now in between some 150 wrestling tour dates, the 37-year-old has become a champion of a different sort, reaching out to troubled teens hoping they learn from his mistakes. >> with him being a living example, it makes everything seem more doable. >> don't let anyone tell you what you can't do. >> reporter: his message: anyone can do anything. they just need a little help. in m.v.p.'s case, it was a corrections officer who trained him to be a semiprofessional wrestler. >> sometimes that's all the kids need. just that one person that they can look to and say "man, he's like me and if he did it, i can do it." that means a lot to me. >> reporter: m.v.p. now the official spokesman for the national guard's youth challenge program visits schools and
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juvenile detention centers to share his story. >> if people don't laugh at you when you tell them what your dreams are, then you're not dreaming big enough. when i talk about the kids that i'm able to influence in a positive light, that's one of the few times that i don't have the words. >> reporter: and for a man rarely short on words, that's saying a lot. michelle miller, cbs news, washington. >> rodriguez: if you know someone who embodies the american spirit, please go to our web site,, and let us know. we'd love to meet them. and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for katie couric, i'm maggie rodriguez, thanks for joining us. see you in the morning on the "early show." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh ]w
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from the first local station with news in high definition, this is 9news now. and tonight in your only local news at 7:00, ambushed. a woman shot to death found slumped over in a car. road rage tempers boil over on i-95 and now we know more about the man who thought gunfire would solve things. and an accused pedophile pediatrician. today, a lewis area pediatrician who is accused of sexually abusing 103 of his child patients appeared in court today and people who know him talked about it outside. >> we never could imagine in our wildest dreams he would do
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something like that. >> that's lisa who said her children were not victims, but she has been so stunned by this case, she and her daughter wa


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